Hosted by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the series shows you how you can become a leader in your future workplace and in your community by:

  • Better understanding how corporate leaders are making decisions about social responsibility
  • Considering ways to develop your civic leadership
  • Unpacking what motivates your interest in this area

Designed and facilitated by one of Rustandy Center's civic impact executives in residence, Sonny Garg, AB ’89, MBA ’00, and Rich Hoops, ’00, executive director of Impact Charitable, this discussion series intentionally offers more questions than answers. Past workshops have featured guests such as:

  • Joe Duran, ’17, Vice President at J.P. Morgan
  • Tarek Elmasry, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
  • Joan Spirytus, ’17, Managing Associate at Next Street
  • Liz Thompson, President of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education
  • Samir Wagle, ’95, Founder of 11:11 Partners
  • Sam Yagan, Cofounder of OkCupid and CEO of e-commerce company ShopRunner

Meet Our Civic Impact Executive in Residence

Learn from industry experts in the Rustandy Center’s network, who work closely with students as mentors and advisors and share insights from their experience in the social sector. Learn more about opportunities to engage with Sonny Garg, AB ’89, MBA ’00.

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Sonny Garg, AB ’89, MBA ’00, Civic Impact

Prior to joining DNS Capital as phunhousian in chief, Sonny Garg spent 25 years as a senior executive in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. He led the energy division at Uptake Technologies, was a member of the executive committee at Exelon Corporation, and worked in the administrations of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley and US president Bill Clinton. Garg serves on the boards of the Invisible Institute and the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago.

Sonny Garg, AB ’89, MBA ’00, Civic Impact

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